In a celebration of pure hair, the women of top-rated TV sequence Actual Housewives of Atlanta attended a ‘Bye Wig’ occasion, full with ‘I Am Not My Hair’ cake.
Held by unique forged member Nene Leakes, the gathering was supposed to indicate one another what was happening beneath their weaves, as most of the ladies had been accused of getting hair loss.
It was additionally an opportunity to provide their follicles a much-needed relaxation from their typical wigs, weaves and hair extensions, and uncovered a notable drop in quantity, size and thinning edges for nearly all attendees.
The occasion, which was broadcast as a part of season 11 of the favored actuality present, was hailed by many on social media for displaying different ladies the fantastic thing about pure hair and that they didn’t must put on these problematic hair equipment.
While all of them actually proved they did, certainly, have ‘some hair’, there have been a number of situations of noticeable thinning hair on the temples – often known as thinning edges.
No edges, however they’ve acquired some hair
Speaking concerning the premise of the theme occasion, Nene stated, “I’m having the Bye Wig luncheon on the home, these of us feeling some form of approach about coming bald-headed. They could not have all their edges however they acquired some hair… the principles are not any hair extensions in any respect. Which means wigs, weaves, clip-in, clap-in, sew-in, tape-in – no matter you bought in, take it out.”
“So many individuals are saying issues like, “you don’t have any hair”, “you don’t have edges”, so I simply wished to indicate folks that I actually have hair! It will not be so long as the hair on my head [said whilst wearing a waist-length lace-front wig] however we have now some hair.”
Mannequin, Eva Marcille, who frequently has to alter her coiffure as a part of her job, celebrated being a ‘naturalista’ and famous she was excited to see how her buddies all seemed au naturel. “I haven’t seen [fellow Real Housewife] Shamari with out a wig so, once you put on a wig on a regular basis, inquisitive minds marvel… what’s beneath that cap?”.
Every of the ladies – all of whom are African American or biracial and share the Afro hair sort – wore their pure hair to the occasion. Nevertheless, the Grammy-winning signer/songwriter Kandi Burruss, present common Marlo Hampton and radio host Porsha Williams had their curls straightened for the event. This was accomplished by way of blow-drying, reasonably than utilizing relaxers – the explanation for an additional well-known reason behind hair loss, Chemical Trauma, significantly for ladies of color.
Nene Leakes confirmed off her quick bleach blonde crop, combed ahead to cowl her hairline, hoping to dispel rumours that she had thinning edges – or no hair left in any respect. Controversially, it did seem that the host was carrying a ‘topper’, nevertheless. This can be a small hairpiece designed so as to add quantity however which may also be used to cowl areas of patchy hair loss.
The potential rule-breach didn’t go unnoticed on social media, with many viewers tweeting about how Nene had worn a wig to her personal Bye Wig occasion.
This was largely seen by the viewers sharing their views as significantly hypocritical after she requested one in all her visitors, mannequin Cynthia Bailey, to take her Afro Puffs coiffure out to show she had not added any extensions, on arrival. The actual fact Cynthia had tied her two buns with massive scrunchies, doubtlessly to make the hair look thicker, was thought of dishonest by the host.
Insecure about hair loss being revealed
Earlier than the occasion began Nene famous that going wig-free could make a few of her visitors really feel “somewhat insecure”. This was a sentiment echoed by a few of her visitors, together with Burruss, who admitted, “I at all times love a theme, however why you gotta take my wig off me? I imply, I can put on my very own hair however it’s simply so plain.”
Curiously, it was Porsha Williams – who has her personal line of wigs and hair extensions – whose frontal hair loss appeared essentially the most superior. This was although she was closely pregnant on the time of filming, and ladies’s hair tends to seem thicker and extra lustrous throughout being pregnant because of the impact it has on the hair development cycle.
Porsha confessed to being uncomfortable on the occasion, saying,“With out my wigs, I really feel weak – if the wind blows and strikes one piece of hair, then one thing might be revealed…”.
Her sample of hair thinning across the hairline and temples seemed to be synonymous with Traction Alopecia. This can be a fully-preventable hair loss situation that’s identified to be attributable to the common carrying of tight and/or weighty hairstyles, together with wigs, weaves, hair extensions, excessive ponytails, buns and protecting hairstyles together with braids.
Though regular hair regrowth could resume in the end as soon as the offending coiffure has been ditched, a hair loss specialist might be able to advocate a tailor-made course of Traction Alopecia remedy to assist velocity this course of alongside.
Traction Alopecia may cause everlasting baldness
It can be crucial, nevertheless, to bear in mind that when folks turn into too hooked up to the additional size and quantity hair extensions or wigs can present, they’ll develop a bent to put on them extra typically than is wholesome for the follicles. This will trigger unrealistic expectations of and disappointment with their very own, pure hair, as Kandi expressed.
Senior Belgravia hair specialist, Leonora Doclis advises, primarily based on her a few years of expertise with purchasers, “Ladies can then have the sensation that their pure locks look too ‘plain’, skinny or quick once they take their weave or extensions out, resulting in them relying too closely on carrying these problematic hair additions as they’ll get used to the additional quantity and size.
Hair loss from Traction Alopecia is mostly concentrated across the hairline and temples, as these are the areas of the scalp which bear the brunt of the strain attributable to tight hairstyles and extensions, wigs, weaves and many others. There may also be bald patches and hair breakage across the areas the place these merchandise are hooked up to the scalp or roots of the hair.
Going again to their clearly much less thick, pure hair could make them really feel insecure – or no less than much less assured and pleased with their hair – in order that they return to carrying the extensions or wigs, regardless of the injury it does.
If this goes on for a major time frame with out the follicles being allowed to totally get well, it may end up in everlasting hair loss. Because of this it is very important put on doubtlessly problematic hairstyles solely often and at all times permitting the scalp to get well afterwards if you wish to stop hair loss.”
On this case, the customarily far-fetched world of TV’s Actual Housewives appears to have precisely mirrored the real-life hair loss issues of many ladies. Hopefully the willingness of (no less than most of) these celebrities to ditch their wigs could encourage others to embrace their pure hair, or no less than give their follicles a relaxation from such punishing types sometimes.
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